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Kebony on Avondale Primary School
Sustainable refurbishment for Avondale Park Primary School ECD Architects recently completed the extension and refurbishment of Avondale Park Primary School, located in the heart of North Kensington, London. Owing to a close affiliation with St. Anne’s Nursery School, this aim...
landscape architecture trends
Landscape architecture helps to define outdoor spaces, making them not only more user friendly and accessible, but also more aesthetically pleasing as well. More public spaces from city bus stops to waterfront parks are taking the time to hire landscape architects to help them...
Modified Wood Siding vs Vinyl Siding
The way that your siding looks and performs has a tremendous impact on the rest of your property. From curb appeal to protection from the elements, siding has an important role to play on any home. That may be why so many homeowners are constantly searching for the right type of...
Samppalinna Pool renewed with Kebony Wood
Photos: © Aki Aro Outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool restored to former glory with Kebony cladding Centrally located in Turku, Finland’s oldest city, the Samppalinna outdoor pool and its associated facilities recently underwent a complete facelift. Architect Mikko Lemmetti,...
25 MODERN HOME EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
1. Floating Home Architect : Timo Urala Photo by : Jörgen Ulvgård This spectacular three-story floating home showcases a classic modern design that maintains a strong connection with its natural environment. It’s an impressive collaboration of floating construction specialists...
Bring out your inner Samurai with a super sleek, razor sharp TOG knife. The brainchild of British designer Bert Beagley-Brown, these breathtakingly sharp and innovative blades are forged in Seki City, the Samurai sword capital of Japan, and handmade using techniques inspired by ancient sword-making methods.
New Kebony carving knife now available from TOG Knives Bring out your inner Samurai with a super sleek, razor sharp TOG knife . The brainchild of British designer Bert Beagley-Brown, these breathtakingly sharp and innovative blades are forged in Seki City, the Samurai sword...
shou sugi ban wood siding
Trends in architecture don't alway revolve around new ideas, but occasionally nod to the past by bringing ancient techniques back to life with improved technology. A growing trend that is a perfect example of this is Shou Sugi Ban. Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese...
Kebony reveals hidden gem in Hankø, Norway. A beautiful bath house that blends harmoniously with nature.
Pictures © Patric Katzman Charming Bath House adapts to life on the island Oslotre , a Norwegian architect firm and specialist in timber construction, has carefully designed a charming Bath House on the beautiful island of Hankø off Fredrikstad. The Bath House, affectionately...
Kebony decking receives ICC certification for its Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine decking products
Tested and Evaluated by ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine Decking Comply with Both IRC and IBC Codes for Preservative-Treated Wood, Structural Integrity and Decay-Resistance. Kebony® announced it has received International Code...
Beautiful Ibiza villa employs invisible terrace decking system by Exterpark using Kebony wood
Pioneering decking system provides beauty and comfort for private terrace Mario Rodriguez and his team at Yvyra , which specialises in wood floorings, have recently completed the installation of a Kebony roof terrace for an impressive private villa located in Vista Alegra, on...
Villa Sval, Kebony wood cladding, The Future of Architecture
Images by Per Erik Jæger State-of-the-art self-build comprises 9,000 metres of Kebony Henning Kongshavn Frønsdal, Architect at LINK Arkitektur , one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious architectural firms, has recently completed his own self-build project located on the outskirts...
floating dock design
As the popularity of boating and watersports grows, so does the need for marinas and docking areas to grow and expand their capacity to harbor boats. And with only so much real estate available on existing docks, marinas and waterfront properties, expansion can be a difficult...
Taylor Young awarded "40 under 40"
Kebony USA's Taylor Young was designated a Wood Industry 40 Under 40 winner for the Class of 2017 . He received his award shortly after making a presentation at the Leadership Forum at AWFS show in Las Vegas on July, 19th, 2017. The AWFS is one of North America's largest...
wood terrace design ideas
The word terrace comes from the Latin word for “earth”, meaning a structure that is built or raised up from the earth. Over the years, terraces have undergone significant transformations, with the term becoming synonymous with any type of structure that links the outdoors with...
Social media for architects
You know that social media is a vital part of your marketing campaign, but there are so many different platforms out there, each requiring a slightly different approach. Where should you spend your time and how do you make the most of your social media accounts? First things...
sustainable wood facades
In recent surveys of architects and builders, construction industry influencers were asked what they thought the most popular trends would be in 2017. Overwhelmingly, most people surveyed felt that green building design and sustainable features were going to be amongst those...
Kebony partners with University of East London
Fine Art students put their design skills to the test to create new sculpture for London Kebony announces an exciting partnership with the University of East London (UEL) . Twenty innovative, experimental and materials-led Fine Art students have been provided with an opportunity...
Malmøya kebony private terrace
Photography © Per Erik Jæger The Berg-Nielsen family have just completed their imaginatively designed private terrace on Malmøya island, close to Oslo, Norway using Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects. The terrace is divided into three sections providing a...
modified wood
Modified wood stretches the boundaries of what wood in its natural state is capable of doing. The U.S.D.A.’s National Forest Service Library defines modified wood as “wood that is processed by chemical treatment, compression, or other means, with or without heat, to impart...
Charred Kebony cladding by Shou Sugi Ban complements distinctive extension
Images by Adelina Iliev Photography Charred Kebony cladding by Shou Sugi Ban complements distinctive extension Located on John Ruskin Street, in the vibrant London Borough of Southwark, architects David Stanley and Romy Grabosch have recently transformed their ground floor flat...
deck builder blogs
Here at Kebony, we know decking and we’ve combed the web to bring you the top 30 blogs from the deck and other contractors who are at the top of their game. These blogs stand out from the crowd with high-quality, educational and just plain interesting posts. Whether you’re a...
Kebony cladding blends seamlessly into natural rock
Photography by Per Erik Jæger With the vision to ‘face the world’, the Homan family have created a perfect property for their family, located on the island of Hvasser. Owing to the island’s dramatic weather and the cabin’s exposed position by the sea a low maintenance wood which...
Sustainable Architecture
1. Open Rainscreen Architect : NOMA Arkitekter Photo by : Jean Lorentzen, Petter Nordahl Insulation is essential for managing the interior temperature of a building. But there are further measures you can take with your wall assemblies to make passive heating and cooling work...
Blue Forest Create Tree-mendous Tree House in Kebony Wood at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Photography © Alexander Whittle Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting a luxury, handcrafted tree house at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2017 . The tree house made from Kebony , a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, will offer...
Camber Sands Beach Houses win 2017 RICS Award Kebony Wood Architecture
The two contemporary beach houses have been named winner of the 2017 RICS South East Residential Award. Architecture firm WAMDesign was commissioned by a private client to build two beach houses on the seafront at Camber Sands, East Sussex. Positioned next to the county’s only...
Original Wandsworth Cottage receives future-proofed facelift
Pictures © Anthony Coleman Original Wandsworth Cottage receives future-proofed facelift Waind Gohil+Potter Architects (WG+P) have sensitively transformed a 19th Century cottage in Wandsworth by incorporating a revolutionary extension, fit for the modern day. Initially the owners...
Natural Bath receives sustainable renovation with Kebony wood
Pictures © Balteschwiler / Thomas Wilper Kebony wood comes to the rescue of severely damaged public pool Located in Germany on the banks of the River Rhine, the natural bath of Murg recently underwent a complete facelift and was fitted out with newly designed larch piers, stairs...
Marine Wood Decking
For many years, most boat, yacht, and marine docks were built out of teak, a tropical hardwood that holds up well to the wet environment that is integral with the boating industry. Teak is not a sustainable hardwood, however, with diminishing forests putting it on an endangered...
Cabin Ustaoset by Jon Danielsen Aarhus offers panoramic views of Norway like no other
Photography by Knut Bry Cabin Ustaoset offers panoramic views of Norway like no other Cabin Ustaoset, remotely positioned at the foot of Hardangervidda, Europe’s greatest mountain plateau and Norway’s largest National Park - provides guests with unprecedented views of the...
Social Media Post Ideas for Deck Builders
You probably already know that social media is good for business – and not just businesses geared to the young and smartphone-savvy. Everyone uses social media today, including your potential clients. If you’re thinking “I’m a deck contractor, not a selfie-taking teenager! How...
Kebony Launches New AEC Daily Course
There are few fields out there that allow you to stop your education once you attain your credentials. Like many professionals, architects find that in order to stay on top of their game, they need to continue their education, working on credits toward their accreditation, while...
Environmentalist builds functionalist home with sustainable materials
Tone Bekkestad , a lecturer and highly acclaimed environmentalist, has created a home with her husband that is compatible with their style of living and commitment to the environment. Located in Billingstad on the outskirts of Oslo, this attractive property is a spacious two-...
rot resistant wood
Natural wood for both exterior and interior applications has become one of the most popular products for architects, designers and homeowners. Most who are investing in things like cladding, decking or fencing will acknowledge that their first preference is to use a natural wood...
FSC-Certified Wood
Known as the mark of responsible forestry, you’ll find the FSC label on many wood products that you can buy for your home. Those who are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable options for their homes may already be seeking out this label, while others may simply want to know...
Wood Siding
Wood siding enhances any home no matter what style of property it’s installed on. For many people, the look and feel of real wood is truly what makes a house a home. For that reason, in addition to improved durability with technological advancements like modified wood siding, it...
School Building Architectural
Natural wood siding and building materials have beneficial properties no matter where they are found on a building. Wood is renewable, sustainable and studies show that wood can have many positive effects on the health of those working or studying in the area. For students and...
Boardwalk Decking Construction
Whether in a private or public setting, boardwalks often serve as focal points along any waterfront property, enabling residents, tourists, homeowners and guests to access and enjoy the water. When it comes to building a boardwalk there are many different styles, construction...
Modern Exterior Cladding
Contemporary architecture and facades are growing in popularity across the country. Clean lines and simple designs are among those attributes most commonly requested by homebuyers and homeowners for both the interior and exterior of the home. We’ve been seeing a particular...
Kebony wood cladding adopts a fiery charred and brushed finish by Shou Sugi Ban
Shou Sugi Ban , a UK based manufacturer of charred timber products, has selected Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, to create a distinctive modified timber cladding using the ancient Japanese techniques of burning, brushing or pre-weathering timber to...
Habitree and Kebony celebrate European Product Design Award win
Habitree , made from sustainable Kebony wood, has been announced as a winner of the European Product Design Award for the category Interior Products/Decoration. This award recognises the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with...
Shiplap Cladding
With the rise and popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper has also come a rise in popularity of wood shiplap cladding. Named for its original use as a ship siding, shiplap cladding can be found in many homes both inside and out. It’s clean lines with no overlap make it a popular...
6 Tips for a Natural and Creative Terrace Design
The garden is fast becoming an important part of every home. The right material and high quality design can be integral to making your hub of escapism unique, comfortable, and able to stand the test of time. Here is a list of six expert tips to create the perfect terrace: 1. Use...
Boat Dock Construction
In many instances, boat docks are built very similarly to traditional decks. They have the same weight distribution, along with the same beams, joists and decking. There are a few differences, however, to help account for the placement of the dock and the fact that a portion of...
Floating designs pave the way for an exciting new way of living
Floating designs pave the way for an exciting new way of living Specialists in floating construction Bluet Ltd and Marinetek Group , have collaborated to create a spectacular floating villa located in Marinstaden, Sweden. As waterfront developments are becoming increasingly...
rainscreen siding
If you live in an area with significant rainfall each year, you’ve probably dealt with the issues that it can cause. Rotting of the wood behind the siding of a home is a common issue in areas with higher moisture levels. Like many issues, prevention is a far better alternative...
rooftop decking
These 7 inspirational rooftop decking and terrace designs are meant to help motivate you in the creation of newer and more innovative designs of your own.
Kebony wins prestigious Foreign Investment Trophy
Kebony becomes the first winner of the Newcomer of the Year award Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful award win, receiving the Foreign Investment Trophy for ‘Newcomer of the Year’. Awarded by Flanders Investment & Trade,...
Indoor swimming pool features distinctive design and stunning features
Indoor swimming pool features distinctive design and stunning features M-S Pro Architects announce the completion of an indoor swimming pool in a state-of-the-art, single storey family home set in a picturesque location on the outskirts of Bratislava - one of Europe’s youngest...
3 ways deck contractors can grow profits
The summer construction season has ended, making it the perfect time to begin planning for the year ahead. What steps will you take to replicate – or even top – the success you’ve had so far in 2016? If you’re still looking for answers, check out these three tips to make 2017...
wood pool deck
Pool decks come in a wide range of materials, including concrete, natural stone and wood. Most people who have experienced these different materials will know that wooden pool decks offer several, very important advantages to the user.
interior wood cladding
These five variations of interior wood cladding will help give you an idea of what may be possible for your commercial or residential interiors.
How to choose the best low-maintenance deck for your home
In 2014, nearly one in four homes built featured a deck – and for good reason. From cooking out to gathering with friends and family, a deck makes it easy to enjoy good weather all year long. Better yet, you can recoup about 80 percent of the cost of a deck when you sell your...
wood walkway
Good landscaping can add as much as 20 percent to a property’s value. Part of that landscaping includes a way to access it, whether through walkways, paths or cultivated areas. Many people make great use of the area close to their home or building by installing wooden decks and...
Minister Philippe Muyters welcomes Kebony to Belgium
​ Construction is underway for Kebony’s second European factory in Flanders On February 8th Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports, visited the site of Kebony’s second European factory, to celebrate the groundbreaking of this new facility...
wood deck
Wood is the number one preferred material for decking according to the majority of home and business owners surveyed. Wood decking has a natural beauty and a warm, inviting appeal that enhances whatever area it’s installed near. Wood is also incredibly versatile, allowing you a...
With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase in construction starts – for a total of $713 billion – by the end of the year.
With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase in construction starts – for...
sustainable cladding material
The cladding you put on your home or building plays an important role in your home’s style, function and resale value. Not only does your the exterior help protect the structural integrity of your home, but it also serves as a unique opportunity to express your style and make a...
Starbucks is another brand that has drawn attention for its environmental efforts at locations around the world. Since beginning its work with the USGBC in 2005, the company has opened more than 1,000 LEED-certified locations in 20 countries, including two flagship LEED-certified stores in China. Starbucks has utilized several environmentally friendly materials to maintain the brand’s unique aesthetic, while keeping sustainability its top priority. For example, one location in Seattle used Kebony,
Since 1994, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) certification program has informed guests when office buildings, hospitals, schools and more meet the highest levels of sustainability and resource efficiency with a rating of...
Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway.
Kebony cladding for library hideaway Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway. The building has been given a new lease of life...
As with any other building material, both strengths and weaknesses define enhanced wood. High upfront costs, coupled with a lack of successful case studies, have dissuaded many from using sustainable wood to build renewable energy structures. Still though, sustainable wood has plenty to offer. From its unmatched beauty to a strength-to-weight ratio that exceeds that of metal, the benefits of sustainable wood make it an attractive option for renewable energy structures.
Widely recognized for the environmental benefits it introduces, renewable energy makes an equally significant impact on the global economy. For example, from 2002 to 2015, renewable programs in California created nearly 31,000 jobs focused on building and operating renewable...
Kebony, a Norwegian company that produces a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, today announced it has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), who keeps its audiences in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation.
List Recognises the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology Kebony, a Norwegian company that produces a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, today announced it has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100 , produced by CTG ( Cleantech Group ), who...
sustainable decking low-maintenance
Sustainable decking is becoming a popular trend as people look at things like the high return on investment that a new deck can bring and the fact that any kind of renewable or sustainable material is likely be perceived favorably as well.
timber roof cladding
When it comes to roofing your home, you have a lot of options in material, style and color to choose from. Many people simply opt for asphalt shingles, not aware of what some of the other options out there may be. One option that’s been gaining traction in some areas is timber roof cladding. These homes use the same type of timber cladding that’s used on their exterior walls to cover the roof of their homes or buildings as well. The effect creates beautiful, unusual house exteriors that are durable, stylish and wonderfully unique.
Go Green when Upselling Your Home What steps can you take to replicate – or even top – the success you saw in 2016? Check out these three upselling tips to set yourself up for success in 2017.
Summer – viewed by many as the height of construction season – will be here before you know it, so the slower winter months give you the perfect opportunity to prepare for the busy season ahead. Amid growing awareness of climate change, businesses and consumers alike are making...
Per Brynildsen, Chief Technology Officer at Kebony, “To be given this approval is a fantastic achievement, especially as the requirements in Germany are very high and we are extremely proud that Kebony is able to meet them. This is the result of numerous laboratory and practice tests, as well as Kebony’s continued focus on delivering a top-quality product.
German Association of Windows and Facades adds Kebony Clear to prestigious list Kebony announces that Kebony Clear has now officially been approved as a window wood by the Verband Fenster und Fassade (German Association of Windows and Facades, VFF). Kebony, a beautiful wood...
It’s no surprise that demand in the U.S. for decking is expected to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020. From backyard cookouts to moonlit bonfires, nothing helps bring together friends and family quite like a deck. Perhaps even more importantly, a deck can provide a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of a typical work week.
It’s no surprise that demand in the U.S. for decking is expected to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020. From backyard cookouts to moonlit bonfires, nothing helps bring together friends and family quite like a deck. Perhaps even more importantly, a deck can provide a much...
modern pool decking
Whether you already have a pool or have been debating the addition, there’s no doubting the fact that an outdoor pool is a great way to enhance the fun and functionality of your backyard come summer. In addition, the deck around your pool provides more usable space for...
Peace and tranquillity in Copenhagen’s picturesque Urban Hospice
Photography © Adam Mørk Peace and tranquillity in Copenhagen’s picturesque Urban Hospice Award winning architectural firm, Nord Architects , has unveiled its latest design; a contemporary Urban Hospice intended to create a positive environment while offering support for patients...
low and free maintenance decking
Decks add value, convenience and fun to any property they’re installed on. Whether you use your deck year-round for entertaining or just during the summer months as a place to grill, there’s no question that adding a deck to your home can really increase the functionality of...
Over the past few years, architects across the world have taken part in the resurgence of wood in different ways, but the most noteworthy trend might be the creation of wooden skyscrapers. While architects in Australia, Canada, England and Norway have begun dotting their city skylines with timber, American architects are slower to follow suit – only a handful of tall wooden buildings are in the works.
Photography: Moholt Student Village by MDH Arkitekter Over the past few years, architects across the world have taken part in the resurgence of wood in different ways, but the most noteworthy trend might be the creation of wooden skyscrapers. While architects in Australia,...
grey wood cladding
Over the last several years, there’s been a big push toward more natural colors and textures for homes. This includes not only the use of real wood cladding, but also weathered woods and cladding that’s allowed to evolve a natural patina. Grey wood cladding fits this trend...
Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice
Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice Kebony, the beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful year following the win of several accolades for its innovative product and notable projects. To kick start...
Edward Collinson crafts freestanding masterpiece from Kebony wood
Edward Collinson crafts freestanding masterpiece from Kebony wood Edward Collinson Design has teamed up with Kebony once more to further develop its collection of Kebony interior designs. With a background in sculpture and building design, Edward Collinson combines form and...
The artist’s retreat, founded by Norwegian composer and musician Håvard Lund, provides a tranquil haven to focus on creative pursuits.
Kebony welcomes a new kind of holiday The artist’s retreat, founded by Norwegian composer and musician Håvard Lund, provides a tranquil haven to focus on creative pursuits. Completed in August 2016, the retreat, aptly named Fordypningsrommet or ‘room for deeper studies’ started...
From designing furniture to building single-family homes and everything in between, wood is often used for its many beneficial qualities, like structural performance, sustainability, durability and aesthetic appeal. Recently, architects have started using the popular building material for its proven health benefits, as well.
Photo: Mesterfjellet School by SPINN Arkitekter in Larvik, Norway; Photo by Jiri Havran From designing furniture to building single-family homes and everything in between, wood is often used for its many beneficial qualities, like structural performance, sustainability,...
Architectural firm Arches has recently created a contemporary, eco-friendly villa.
Kebony cladding exceeds expectations Architectural firm Arches has recently created a contemporary, eco-friendly villa within close proximity to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and the country’s largest city. Clad in 650m² of sustainable Kebony wood, this unique property has...
This autumn, Habitree is launching a stylish and eco-friendly Christmas tree made from sustainable Kebony wood.
Habitree launches the Kebony Christmas tree for sustainable holidays This autumn, Habitree is launching a stylish and eco-friendly Christmas tree made from sustainable Kebony wood. Danish designer, Jonas Støvring, first developed the idea while working for the Randers...
Skørping School has created an interactive playground made from sustainable Kebony wood.
Danish pupils enjoy brand new interactive playground designed by VEGA Landskab Located in the Rebild Municipality, northern Denmark, Skørping School has created an interactive playground made from sustainable Kebony wood. The project was selected as one of the winners in a...
The city of Rochester, New York recently completed another successful summer boating season with help from the new Port of Rochester Marina, which opened to the public in June after two-and-a-half years of construction. Located at the confluence of Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, the $22 million project used Kebony Clear decking for the intricate series of docks and walkways that weave through the marina, leading to 54 seasonal boat slips and 30 transient slips.
The city of Rochester, New York recently completed another successful summer boating season with help from the new Port of Rochester Marina , which opened to the public in June after two-and-a-half years of construction. Located at the confluence of Lake Ontario and the Genesee...
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Europe’s largest cross laminated timber structure complete with Kebony cladding Moholt 50|50 , Trondheim’s latest student accommodation, is set to become Europe’s largest cross laminated timber structure and a welcome addition to the city. With construction now drawing to a...
Eco-friendly Artist’s house clad in Kebony
Artist’s house and open studio hosts guests in exchange for artwork Danish Architectural firm Cubo has recently completed an artist’s residence that will function as an open-door workshop and exhibition space, whilst offering free accommodation to artists for a week or two at a...
Slussplan Urban Park celebrates one year anniversary
Last year, the Malmö Municipality in Sweden unveiled the opening of Slussplan, a brand new urban park. One year on, Slussplan Urban Park has proved to be a great success, offering a public space without the use of tropical hardwood, ensuring sustainability at its core. The park...
Traditional 1930s Scandinavian Funkis “functionalist style” house was renovated in line with Passive House standards
As green building continues to captivate the architecture industry, ultra-low energy Passive Houses are becoming a common sight. Traditionally popular in Germany, the small ecological footprints and aesthetically pleasing designs of these buildings are now being mimicked in...
Increasing wood use to decrease carbon emissions
The construction industry has a larger impact on the environment than most realize. The United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) found that 15 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions come from industrial processes, including the production and consumption of...
Getting America up to Speed on Sustainable Architecture
The green building phenomenon has reached global success and is quickly becoming the norm in the building industry. But despite its popularity and benefits to the environment, adoption of this global movement remains slow in some countries, including the United States. Although...
The Beacon is a charming family restaurant and bar located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, which has recently completed construction of a roof terrace made of sustainable Kebony decking. Designed by Ben Chandler, this terrace was built to take advantage of the restaurant’s idyllic location, set within seventeen acres of picturesque countryside which boasts three beautiful lakes and panoramic views across the garden of England.
Photography © Ben Chandler Landscape and Garden Design The Beacon is a charming family restaurant and bar located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, which has recently completed construction of a roof terrace made of sustainable Kebony decking. Designed by Ben Chandler , this terrace was...
Kebony was recently selected for use in the construction of The Wharf, a new commercial and residential development in Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Opening in October 2017, Kebony will be used for more than 100,000 square feet of decking, as well as cladding on certain store fronts and rooftop decks.
Kebony was recently selected for use in the construction of The Wharf , a new commercial and residential development in Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Opening in October 2017, Kebony will be used for more than 100,000 square feet of decking, as well as cladding on...
Oslo is currently embarking upon one of the most adventurous harbour regeneration projects ever undertaken in Europe. The downtown waterfront, located in the centre of Norway’s capital, has already begun its transformation into a new cultural and social hub and has recently seen the new sea bath in Sørenga completed. This publically accessible park and bathing complex is entirely decked in sustainable Kebony wood and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a 190m long seawater pool, along with a recreation
Oslo is currently embarking upon one of the most adventurous harbour regeneration projects ever undertaken in Europe. The downtown waterfront, located in the centre of Norway’s capital, has already begun its transformation into a new cultural and social hub and has recently seen...
Edward Collinson has teamed up with Kebony to create an exciting new range of bespoke wooden shelves, perfect for urban and space-conscious kitchen settings. This range combines a forward looking design of sleek, delicate curves with a mid-century influence, which inspired the choice to use dark Kebony wood.
Photography © Edward Collinson Edward Collinson has teamed up with Kebony to create an exciting new range of bespoke wooden shelves, perfect for urban and space-conscious kitchen settings. This range combines a forward looking design of sleek, delicate curves with a mid-century...
TYIN tegnestue architects are exhibiting plans and prototypes made of Kebony for their latest design at this year’s Venice Biennale which is being held from May until end of November. The project, Molofunctional, will improve the facilities for travellers visiting Scandinavia and local inhabitants alike, with additional meeting places, a bathroom and new viewpoints, all placed on a beautiful breakwater on Norway’s northern coastline. The TYIN team were the only team from Scandinavia at the event and were ch
Photography © TYIN tegnestue TYIN tegnestue architects are exhibiting plans and prototypes made of Kebony for their latest design at this year’s Venice Biennale which is being held from May until end of November. The project, Molofunctional , will improve the facilities for...
Fredrikstad Waldorf School’s newest addition, which will accommodate children from grades 2 – 4 (UK equivalent year 3 - 5) and create a new premises for the school day care facility, was recently opened by Jon-Ivar Nygård, Mayor of Fredrikstad. Located on a picturesque south facing slope and surrounded by trees the new building, clad in Kebony, is situated on the boundary between the forest and schoolyard. To preserve the natural backdrop to the play area, the building is partly placed on stilts floating ab
Photos © Jiri Havran Fredrikstad Waldorf School’s newest addition, which will accommodate children from grades 2 – 4 (UK equivalent year 3 - 5) and create a new premises for the school day care facility, was recently opened by Jon-Ivar Nygård, Mayor of Fredrikstad. Located on a...
JD Architects (JDA) has recently completed its ambitious redevelopment of Cinque Ports Street, the 1,050 sq. m. former Central Garage site in Rye. Derelict for fourteen years, these buildings have been given a new lease of life with a striking, angular wooden façade made from Kebony. With its clever design and sustainable focus, Cinque Ports Street was announced as a winner at this year’s RIBA Regional South East Award.
Photography © Oliver Perrott JD Architects (JDA) has recently completed its ambitious redevelopment of Cinque Ports Street, the 1,050 sq. m. former Central Garage site in Rye. Derelict for fourteen years, these buildings have been given a new lease of life with a striking,...
Blue Forest and Kebony are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting an enchanting, handcrafted children’s treehouse at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2016. The Enchanted Playhouse is a fairy-tale retreat for young imaginations to explore, offering a unique outdoor space for adventurous play.
Blue Forest and Kebony are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting an enchanting, handcrafted children’s treehouse at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2016. The Enchanted Playhouse is a fairy-tale retreat for young imaginations to explore, offering a unique outdoor space for...
Kebony is featured in one of ten Norwegian design exhibitions at the WantedDesign showcase “A Few Good Things: New Designs From Norway” taking place in New York City. The three-day event will introduce an American audience to products and prototypes from Norway’s most talented design studios and encourage the idea of quality over quantity in the design world.
Kebony is featured in one of ten Norwegian design exhibitions at the WantedDesign showcase “A Few Good Things: New Designs From Norway” taking place in New York City. The three-day event will introduce an American audience to products and prototypes from Norway’s most talented...
The barge, which launched on Friday 22 April 2016 in Biscayne Bay, will provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students with the opportunity to explore new green technologies and marine life. Welcoming students aged 6-18 the barge will provide guided field trips, tours and workshops. In addition, Kebony will give away 250 wooden plant stakes and seeds to celebrate the grand opening and encourage students to think sustainably long after their visit to the barge.
Photography © Ana Leiva Photography Kebony and CustomBeach recently installed more than 900sq. ft. of environmentally friendly Kebony wood decking for the Miami Science Barge , a floating urban ecological laboratory and public environmental education centre. The barge, which...
Inspired by the original 19th Century design, a rundown farmhouse on the east side of the River Glomma - Norway’s longest and largest river - has been brought into the 21st Century by LINK architects.
Images © Hundven-Clements Photography Inspired by the original 19th Century design, a rundown farmhouse on the east side of the River Glomma - Norway’s longest and largest river - has been brought into the 21st Century by LINK architects. The Lersch family bought the dilapidated...
Kebony has been honored with an Architizer A+ Award in “Architecture +Sustainability". Stein Hamre Architects chose Kebony wood for the exterior on Helgeland Kraft’s Øvre Forsland Power Station, which is also referred to as the world’s most beautiful hydraulic power plant.
Photography © Kåre Hansen / © Bjørn Leirvik Kebony has been honored with an Architizer A+ Award in “Architecture +Sustainability". Stein Hamre Architects chose Kebony wood for the exterior on Helgeland Kraft’s Øvre Forsland Power Station, which is also referred to as the world’s...
Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Centre adjacent to the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.
Photography © Rob Hansen Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square...
Developers Simone Kreutzer and Tommy Wesslund have recently completed work on an eco-home in Sweden, clad in Kebony. Villa Circuitus, meaning ‘a going around’ in Latin, is a spacious, circular 175 sq. m passive house containing four bedrooms and open plan kitchen and dining area.
Photography © Anders Bergön Developers Simone Kreutzer and Tommy Wesslund have recently completed work on an eco-home in Sweden, clad in Kebony. Villa Circuitus, meaning ‘a going around’ in Latin, is a spacious, circular 175 sq. m passive house containing four bedrooms and open...
Just over a year ago the popular golf and country club was transformed into a premier destination for the environmentally-conscious traveller with the addition of seven luxury holiday apartments, clad in Kebony. The Point is now expanding its use of the beautiful Kebony wood which clads the apartments into the bar, restaurant and adjacent terrace with Kebony wood flooring and decking.
Photography © Brandtrain Following the unveiling of seven bespoke luxury holiday apartments last year, The Point at Polzeath will continue to fuse contemporary style with ecology in its forthcoming restaurant and bar refurbishment. Just over a year ago the popular golf and...

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